NEW STOCKISTS (December 2016)
Kestrel Premium lager 4x500ml cans can now be found in Asda and Tesco stores in Scotland, as well as in B&M nationally. Kestrel lagers are also available from all good independent retailers. For more information on your nearest stockist, contact us via our contact page.
LOOKING FOR YOUR FAVOURITE SCOTTISH BREW (November 2015)
Head down to your local Nisa store, as the award winning Kestrel Premium and Kestrel Super Premium lagers are now available nationally.
STONE SKIMMING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (September 2015)
Kestrel proudly supported this year's Stone Skimming World Championship, which was held on Easdale Island, situated 16 miles south of Oban, Argyll. Easdale Island is the smallest permanently inhabited island of the Inner Hebrides. An annual event, resurrected in 1997, the World Stone Skimming Championship now attracts over 300 participants and many spectators. The event takes place in a disused slate quarry, in beautiful Scottish surroundings. The aim is to make the stone skim for as far as possible, whilst remaining within the specified guidelines. Congratulations to the men's 2015 world champion Dougie Isaacs and the women's world champion Lucy Wood. Well done to all winners, runners-up and participants. Kestrel was more than happy to get involved, providing free stock for the event. We hope to be involved next year, and help to ensure this event remains a thriving success.
INTERNATIONAL BEER CHALLENGE BRONZE AWARD (August 2015)
We are delighted to announce that Kestrel Pilsner Lager Beer is the latest member of our family to become an award winner. Kestrel Pilsner was entered into the 2015 International Beer Challenge, a competition that included more than 630 beers from over 30 countries across the globe. Judged by a panel that consisted of leading industry experts, Kestrel Pilsner was awarded a prestigious bronze medal for its taste and quality. Chairman of the judges Jeff Evans said: "'This has been a bumper year for the IBC. Not only have the number of beers entered rocketed, so has the standard of the entries".
MONDE SELECTION GOLD AND SILVER AWARDS (June 2015)
Kestrel's Nigel and Michelle took a trip to sunny Lisbon to proudly collect our lovely Monde Selection Gold and Silver Awards.
KESTREL SUPER PREMIUM LAGER AWARDED A GOLD MEDAL (April 2015)
We are delighted to announce that Kestrel Super Premium lager has recently been awarded with a Gold medal at the internationally recognised Monde Selection. Kestrel's Premium 5% variant also scooped a Silver award. The prestigious awards are judged by an independent panel of experts and the honours are only awarded to the very best quality food and drink products across the globe.
Managing Director, Nigel McNally said: "We knew that Kestrel was one of the very best lagers in the UK, if not the world. We are delighted that the expert judging panel from Monde Selection agrees with us."
KESTREL NOW AVAILABLE IN ASDA AND TESCO IN SCOTLAND! (October 2014)
We are celebrating another milestone with Kestrel Premium Lager, having secured our first major listings with supermarket giants Asda and Tesco. Our Kestrel 5% Premium Lager went on sale in Asda in Scotland from the 22nd September 2014, in both 330ml bottle and 500ml can. Tesco started stocking the 330ml bottle from the 27th October, in over 70 stores across Scotland.
Kestrel Premium has also recently been voted in the '10 of the best Scottish lagers' by Scottish Field magazine, being described in a taste test as "a rounded mouthfeel and some caramel notes mixed in with the bright lemon flavours".
THE MAKING OF A JOURNEY (June 2014)
A behind the scenes look at the making of our current 30 sec Kestrel Heritage TV ad from development to completion. See the three month journey unfold from a loch in Scotland to a studio in Soho.
KESTREL TV AD : KESTREL TAKES TO THE AIR! (June 2014)
Kestrel lager is set to make its return to TV screens across the country for the first time in over 30 years. The iconic lager, made famous in TV ads starring Russ Abbot and Hugh Laurie in the 1980s, has been given a makeover for the modern day. The new ad campaign celebrates the brand's Scottish heritage and is on air from 16th June across Comedy Central and all major MTV channels.
The animated 30 second ad follows a golden kestrel rising from a Scottish loch, taking viewers on a journey from 'loch to lip' and mirrors that of the ingredients which go into Kestrel. Provenance and heritage lie at the heart of the brand's new positioning and the ad brings to life the lager's provenance and traceability credentials.
KESTREL'S NEW LISTING ON DRINKSUPERMARKET (June 2014)
Getting your hands on your favourite Scottish brew is now even easier. From mid-June you'll be able to purchase Kestrel Premium Lager online and have your order conveniently delivered direct to your door with the click of a button, through DrinkSupermarket-who offer great convenience, service and value.
BRITISH BEER-MAKING THE KEY TO REVIVE FLAGGING UK KESTREL POPULATION (February 2014)
Following the release of initial research data by the RSPB team into the possible causes of the decline in UK kestrel populations, Nigel McNally, MD at Brookfield Drinks said: "Kestrel lager is passionate about our partnership with the RSPB in protecting the kestrel. We're heartened to know that the great British public can support the recovery of these beautiful creatures by buying British beer and lager made with British barley. At Kestrel we only use barley grown in Scotland to make our brew and I urge everyone in Britain to raise a British pint to help the kestrel's recovery."